Oscar 2014: Gift Bags Valued at $125,000

Even if they do not go home with the gold statuette, all Oscar nominees receive gift bags that are valued at more than $125,000.

In addition to the usual luxury skincare products and high-end accessories associated with these annual goodie bags, this year’s giveaway includes a number of  highlights:

a three-night stay at a resort in Tuscany valued at $1,500;

a luxury train ride through the Canadian Rockies worth more than $14,500;

natural French Mediterranean sea salts worth $1,500;

a custom silver necklace inscribed with the latitude and longitude coordinates of the Dolby Theater from Lat & Lo at $150;

a “glamping” trip valued at $12,500;

a $800 gift certificate for a custom candy and dessert buffet;

a $250 vaporizer; a $250 vibrator;

a Wellness 360 gift pack worth $1,200;

a year’s supply of Silvercar rentals valued at $20,000;

a Reset Yourself lifestyle makeover package worth more than $14,200; and so much more.

The most highly valued item in this year’s bag, according to the press release from Distinctive Assets, the bag’s creator, is a $20,000 gift certificate to have Enigma Life founder Olessia Kantor fly out to meet with each nominee “to discuss their 2015 horoscope, analyze dreams and teach them mind control techniques.”

These gift bags are in no way endorsed by the Academy itself. In 2006, the Academy voted to end the distribution of gift bags after reaching an agreement with the IRS that stipulated recipients of the swag bags would have to pay taxes on them.